...News about teaching kids about global climate change...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXLCuH83_xg Build-A-Bear Global warming is real 1/3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r76gzTTZ5SM Build-A-Bear 2 of 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSwf6c5YQ4s Build-A-Bear Under North Star 3/ 3
http://youtu.be/2UOCmMYINkI Spongebob Squarepants and global warming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBQ8-zEcE9w Enthusiastic animation
http://youtu.be/FXntPfWi8H0 light fantasy
http://youtu.be/dP-tg4atr5M simple computer voice
The Glaciers are Melting
The Magic School Bus And The Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
What are Global Warming and Climate Change?: Answers for Young Readers (Worlds of Wonder)
....Youth and teens....
Climate 101 Bill Nye the Science Guy says it in 4 mins.
NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd in this superb 5 part animated cartoon series
on the atom at the heart of global warming: carbon
Teen ager Alec Loorz, Kids-vs-Global-Warming.com
Youth Activists Unite! Empowering you to lead the Green Revolution
Youth leaders from the movement to stop global warming and to build a more just and sustainable future
Youths involved in global climate change activism & the UNFCCC negotiation process use online media as their key communication and organisation tool.
World Kids News December 2010 bulletin: Climate Change at COP 16 in Mexico
Ben & Jerry's Climate Change College - illustrates the impacts of global warming in the Arctic and encourages young people to enroll in the college.
....Lists of other Resources....
US Geological Survey - Science for a changing world
USGS Science Resources for Primary Grades (K-6)
USGS Educational Resources for Secondary Grades (7-12)
USGS Science Resources for Undergraduate Education
....Parents and facilitators guides....
How to Teach Your Children About Climate Change -- Without Scaring Them
DVD: Simon Says "Let's Stop Climate Change!"
Video: Talking to your kids about Climate Change:
1. Be Honest
2. Actions Speak Louder then Words
3.. Don't be Afraid
Kids to Feds: See You In Court
Emergencies and children all purpose site from the Red Cross
Teachers' Guide to High Quality Educational Materials on Climate Change and Global Warming
Portal Web Site Dedicated to: Global Warming Education
Climate Change Science Education
Directory of Vetted Resources & Programs
Red Cross emergency worker training
Climate of Concern - A Search for Effective Strategies for Teaching Children about Global Warming
Taber & Taylor
This study was also concerned with the 'worry factor' that children identified and it appeared that while more children felt they could have a positive influence over global warming by the conclusion of the study, participants also stated that increased awareness had resulted in increased concern. However, this need not be viewed as a negative. Increased concern, when tempered with good knowledge levels and a belief that change is possible, may lead to high levels of motivation. Jensen and Schnack (1997) argue that even before teaching intervention children may already be worried, so explicit teaching about this issue may actually bring these concerns out into the open where they can be dealt with constructively. Furthermore, teaching environmental education with an action component as recommended by Jensen (2002), can help give students a sense of empowerment and reduce feelings of paralysis, but this often requires a supportive school community, a suitable project and sufficient time for students to see the results of their work. Similarly, attitude is likely to be highly influenced by factors such as peers, media and family. Any change in attitude or behaviour was self-reported and unsubstantiated and as such, must remain an indication only. However, it can be argued that an increased understanding about the issue of global warming can allow children to make more informed choices, especially within the ever growing field of 'green consumerism'. Even at the age of 11 or 12, children are consumers and as Strong (1998) discovered, they hold considerable influence over what their parents purchase. It is possible that the knowledge gained during this study may allow children to participate constructively in decisions that may affect their families' ecological footprint.